Kentucky will host an OVC school in football in 2020, according to that OVC school’s schedule.
Eastern Illinois says it will travel to Lexington to play the Cats on October 10, 2020, which will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. It will also be only the second time Eastern Illinois tries its hand against the SEC; the Panthers will get their first SEC opponent this coming season when they open the year at Arkansas.
Eastern Illinois finished third in the OVC in 2017 with a 6-5 overall record. It ended the year having lost three of its last four — against Jacksonville State, UT Martin and Austin Peay.
Fun Eastern Illinois Fact: Former UK QB Jalen Whitlow transferred to Eastern Illinois to finish his career after one season with Mark Stoops.